16 August 2014

Most beautiful tribute to Robin Williams.

"Make your life spectacular, I know I did."

Though I didn't really want to make a post on the death of the incredible actor, Robin Williams, I feel that it is only right to share what I can say - the most perfect tribute. 

Take a minute (literally) to remember some of the greatest films from your childhood as a YouTube user pays tribute to comedian Robin Williams with a one minute long montage set to Williams' speech from his 1996 movie, Jack.

These words now seem more poignant than ever before.
(Video above is only available on some platforms so click here to access it if it isn't showing)

Robin Williams

15 August 2014

The Duster Coat.

With the weather being so hit and miss, finding that coat that can tick the box for every condition is key. Well, let me introduce the duster coat! - Oversized but impeccably tailored to fit, it is a light alternative to the classic trench coat. The duster coat is this seasons essential piece for a reason, from bright block colours to subtle prints and muted shades, it is a must have. 

ASOS £60
Topshop £79
Boohoo.com £28
Boohoo.com £25

New Look £29.99
SimplyBe  £50 £30
Topshop £80
New Look £29.99

14 August 2014


Achieving the perfect flick that so many of us dream about can be tricky and in my opinion is like the holy grail of makeup, but once you get it perfected it only gets easier! To help you I have broken it down into five super easy steps...

1) Start in the middle of your eyelid then start to draw a line outwards as close as you can to the upper lash line.

2) Next go from the inner corner and join the line to the middle. 

3) Drawing the wing use your lower lash line as a guide, not your eyebrow as sometimes your eyebrows can be too long or too short and it can also make the whole process a little more tough. Draw the wing as if you are extending the lower lash line. Remember: The longer the line, the higher the wing, and the higher the wing the, closer to god. Well...only if you want a long wing otherwise...don't follow that. 

4) Connect the wing to the liner you have already drawn and then fill in any gaps. This is also the stage to make the liner thicker if you wanted to but do so little by little so you don't end up like a panda!

5) Now make it happen on the other side! Good Luck ;-)

5 August 2014

Commonwealth Games 2014!

17 sports. 11 days. 1 place to be.

I was very lucky to get a ticket, along with five other family members, to attend the athletics on DAY 9 of the Commonwealth Games so of course how could I not write a post on it...eventually. Not to add, what a great first outing for my camera (Canon 70D), that I just bought a day or so before hand!

Relatives racing to get to Hampden Park ;)

Unfortunately you could only purchase the maximum of four tickets at a time so therefor my aunty bought two lots of three. Once we arrived, the stadium was filled with great vibes flowing throughout from person to person. It was such an awesome feeling. 
Despite thinking we were going to end up in crappy seats, my cousin Dylan, aunty Katrina and myself ended up being 4 rows from the front whilst my mum, nanny and my aunty Pam was a few rows behind us. Well, maybe more than just a few rows but thats not important. In fact. None of this is really that important.

Nevertheless, here is a brief overview of what I seen that day in Glasgow...
The view from our seats was amazing! 
#Commonwealthie ;-)
Glasgow 2014 carried one of the most important legacies and the buzz that surrounded the Commonwealth Games across the country. The excitement that was carried through all communities across the city, from employers to children, from volunteers to the athletes, the thrill that was created from this event has and will continue to make its mark on Scotland for many generations to come. For many people, especially the Scots, it has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the games at home and experience what is on offer. This has been the biggest sporting and cultural event that Scotland has hosted and all the work that organising partners have put in over the past seven years have truly paid off.

Whilst England comes first following Australia, Canada and Scottyland(!!!) we have to keep in mind that the Games are always more than just the medals - "It's a catalyst for regeneration, innovation and a lasting legacy".

4 August 2014

Name | #MusicMonday

This weeks music Monday is by my favourite band originating in the 80s that considered being called "The Suicide Doors" but decided to go for something on the other end of the spectrum (haha).

'Name' - Goo Goo Dolls 

 I constantly have their songs on repeat whenever I am on the computer, tidying my room or even heading down to the store. Wherever and whenever. I love this band.

(Video above is only available on some platforms so click here to access it if it isn't showing)

The Goo Goo Dolls are a rock band that formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York. The bands original members included John Rzeznik, vocalist and guitarist, Robby Takac, bassist and vocalist and drummer George Tutuska until 1994 then Mike Malinin took over from 1995 to December 2013.

Many may be familiar with this band due to their huge success with the 1998 single 'Iris' but despite this they have had more that just the one popular single. Others include my favourites 'Name', 'Black Balloon' and 'Slide'.
Over time the Goo Goo Dolls have had 14 top ten singles on various charts and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide!

(Video above is only available on some platforms so click here to access it if it isn't showing)

Their biggest hit 'Iris' from the City of Angels soundtrack ranked #1 on Billboard's "Top 100 Pop Songs 1992-2012" chart in October 2012. Which also included hits 'Slide' at #9 and 'Name' at #24. 
 The band's newest album, Magnetic, was released on June 11, 2013 and includes another favourite of mines, 'Come To Me'.

(Video above is only available on some platforms so click here to access it if it isn't showing)

And just like John Rzeznik said himself; whilst the world continues to move so much faster and splinters in a hundred different directions with the many different distractions, it can be hard to get people to stop and actually listen to what you are actually doing. However, Robby Takac and himself must be doing a lot of things right which shows as fans have continued to support them and stick with them from day one whilst picking up even more along the way! 

If you haven't already checked them out, do so, and continue to follow and support this wonderful band! :)

2 August 2014

Commonwealth Games | OOTD

(Written yesterday before leaving to go to the games. Apologies not posting it as I forgot - whoops)

Gold medals will be won in five sports today in Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and I am glad to be getting to experience it right in front of me.

Today, I am heading out of the door to the Commonwealth Games sporting a rather casual but smart look and thought I should post a brief description of it, so here it is :) 
  • This top I bought a couple of days ago at a bargain price of £7 instead of £20 at Miss Selfridge

Unfortunately I bought these leather shorts about a year and half ago from River Island (surprisingly they still fit!) and therefore they no longer sell them but on the other hand you can find similar ones :) 

And again, unfortunately the shoes I am wearing are a year or two old and are from Topshop and can no longer be purchased and I couldn't even find a picture of them so the picture above is as close as it gets. They are however £160!

I also took a black Abercrombie hoodie for when it is to get a bit colder :)

A full blog post will be uploaded in a few days about Day 9 of the Commonwealth Games so look out for that. But until then,

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